PAG workshops on transit in Tucson

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) will host three Transit Visioning Workshops open to the public to identify and discuss transit priorities to guide regional efforts in transit planning and investments.

The input from these workshops will help to guide development of a regional transit vision to be considered for inclusion in PAG’s 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and future regional planning processes.

The workshops will be held at PAG, 1 E. Broadway Blvd., in the Santa Rita Conference Room on the 4th floor on the following dates:

  • May 13 – 6 to 8 p.m.
  • May 19 – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • May 21 – 9 to 11 a.m.

For background information, the following report was prepared by transit planning consultant, Jarrett Walker:
http://www.pagnet.org/documents/events/Transitworkshop-2015-04-25-jarrettwalkerframingthequestionsreport.pdf

Questions regarding the workshops may be directed to Katharine Hardy or Patrick Hartley at khardy@PAGregion.com or
phartley@PAGregion.com or (520) 792-1093.

Please RSVP to Katharine Hardy two days before the workshop.

Carolyn’s note: Attend these workshops to give your input about transit options in Tucson. As someone who walks, bikes, drives a car, takes the Sun Tran bus & Sun Link streetcar, I like to use a variety of transport modes. What is your vision for Tucson?  Mine is better asphalt on the roads for the cars & bikes (of course), as well as more bus pullouts & shelters, and better sidewalks (some sidewalks in town just end arbitrarily, making it tough on people w/ strollers, walkers, wheelchairs), and many don’t have handicap accessible ramps.

One response to “PAG workshops on transit in Tucson

  1. Attended second of these 3 workshops to help design ideal transit for 30 year PAG plan, along with about 10 other people, most working in the transit field, plus Tucson Bus Rider’s Union rep. After an introduction about envisioning either more ridership or coverage, and Jarrett Walker’s handout, we broke up into 3 groups to map out alternate visions — increase Sun Tran coverage from 30 minutes to 15 minutes on some routes, link transit centers with express buses, where to put rapid transit if we could (mostly along Oracle, down Kino Pkwy. to the airport, along Broadway or Grant Rd.). Shared each of our group’s vision, which will be incorporated into a report to Mayor/Council in June. One more transit workshop on May 21 at PAG office (4th floor).